See photos of the North American Conference of Benedictine Prioresses meeting held at the Mount early in February and our big snow of February 4.
Download and read the latest edition of Threshold Winter 2013.pdf
We thought you might like to hear this segment that Judith Valente did that aired 7 January (and will air again on 8 January) on the NPR affiliate, WGLT in central Illinois, talking about a resurgence of interest in monastic music and featuring selections from our CD (among others) and comments from Sister Susan Barber.
Photos of the annual cookie making, baking, and decorating.
13 December 2013
Photos of the recent sleigh ride for the Dooley Center residents (before the snow came).
Monastic Springs, Sister Paula Howard’s story of the past 50 years of the history of Mount St. Scholastica is now available. Read more about it and find out how to purchase a copy.
November 11, 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of our community. To celebrate our actual annivesary, about 60 students, staff, and faculty from Benedictine College walked across town to celebrate with us that evening. This short video captures the event. View some photos of that evening.
Thank you to all who attended our 2013 Night of Dreams on Sunday, November 17. We had a wonderful evening and raised a lot of money to help fund our ministries. We are grateful for all who supported us by their presence and by their prayers.
Judith Valente, broadcast journalist, poet and author, just published a book about her experience with the Benedictine Sisters while writing the book "Atchison Blue" about contemporary monastic life and its applications for people in the work world. An article in a recent edition in The Leaven, "No Place Like Home" is about Judy Valente and her book.
Upcoming Monastic Experience
A Monastic Experience is designed to introduce you to our life in community through a retreat that includes discussion on Benedictine prayer, ministry, monastic life and the history of our community. We welcome you to join us in prayer and at table, in work, in quiet and in social time. Call or email Sister Barbara Smith for more information about upcoming experience on April 12.
All of the monastic experience days begin at 8:00 am - 7:30 pm and, if needed, arrangements can be made for overnight stays if traveling long distances.
Email: vocation at mountosb.orgor phone (913) 360-6219.
This past year we have celebrated the 150th anniversary of our founding. Read about our Sesquicentennial Celebrations here.
Recent Statements from the Conference of Benedictine Prioresses